March 31, 2006 Subject:
Something Im sure Robert Altman requested NOT to be on his Academy Award reel, this little atrocity was co-written by him, and looks TOTALLY hideous. Basically its a country song showcase with some bantering thrown in. Was Altman responsible for the Oh Johnny, That was wonderful! Comment? Surely he wasnt responsible for the songs which veer this close to be downright parody.Oh yeah The Corn is popping alright, theyre THROWING it at the performers!! I just love the ending, with the 3 people clapping and the totally exaggerated wink at the end. I WANT TO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!
March 29, 2006 Subject:
Not to be confused with Hellzapoppin (although it might help), this tells the story of, well, it doesn't tell any story in particular. Instead, there's a few throw-away lines about popcorn stirred badly into what's ultimately just Song's-A-Poppin'. The song's themselves cover the full gamut, be it the desire for a balloon or traveling to Mars in cowboy hats.
Most of the cast never starred in another film again (including the slightly unnerving Little Cora Rice) but it's surprising to see Robert Altman credited as a writer.
Enjoyably camp, but watching the entire feature could take years from your life.